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Ecosystems Respond to Climate Change Differently as the Seasons Pass

Scientists studying the effect of drought and heat waves on grass growth have found that it matters when during the year these events take place, and that each month yields a different effect. “A major challenge in studying climate change is separating the effects of long-term trends from interannual variation,” says Saran Twombly, program director for [...]
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Climate Change Equals Hot Summers. Case Closed.

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Ecocentric (2 years ago)

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Time of year important in projections of climate change effects on ecosystems

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Does it matter whether long periods of hot weather, such as last year's heat wave that gripped the U.S. Midwest, happen in June or July, August or September? Scientists studying the subtle effects of heat waves and droughts say that... Read Post

Time of year important in projections of climate change effects on ecosystems

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Based on more than 25 years of data, ecologists looked at how droughts and heat waves affect grass growth during different months of the year. Read Post


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